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Now That Trump’s Trashed The Paris Climate Accord: Isn’t This Enough To Discuss Changing The Presidential Election System?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When will our reasonable leaders, progressive and moderate ― even clearheaded conservatives ― come to grips with the reality that we have an unelected, dysfunctional president, selected by an archaic, outmoded Electoral College that must be abolished or circumvented?…

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Added by Michael Russnow on June 3, 2017 at 12:48pm — 47 Comments

Donald Trump, His Comportment And Incompetence: When Is Enough Enough?

Four months in, yet it’s not unfair to ask Americans, especially political leaders, Republicans and Democrats, when is enough enough?



Donald Trump, who wasn’t elected by the…

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Added by Michael Russnow on May 18, 2017 at 12:58am — 4 Comments

James Comey, Legal Moralist Or Self-Serving Unconscionable Fool?

Yesterday in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee he admitted it was “a hard choice” and that the idea of impacting the election made him “mildly nauseous.”

Mildly nauseous? What a fortified stomach lining he must have, contrasting his concerns about doing so with remaining silent as he testified, “Concealment, in my view, would have…

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Added by Michael Russnow on May 4, 2017 at 12:09pm — 4 Comments

French Election Bears Little Comparison to America: Actual People Elect Their President

There’s continuing mythology that, in light of Brexit and America’s election, the world will soon be dominated by the political right-wing.

Fear was stoked in France on Sunday due to the burgeoning strength of National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, runner-up in a large presidential field, only narrowly behind centrist Emmanuel Macron (En…

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Added by Michael Russnow on April 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Do Media Normalize Trump After Being Pushed Into Occasional Reasonable Action?

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Added by Michael Russnow on April 19, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Donald Trump: Deflector-In-Chief

Anyone following the news in recent days should be heartsick and amazed at the public actions of the American president — a man not elected by the people, but by the archaic Electoral College, which must be abolished.



If anything lends credence to the inadequacy of this flawed system one need only point to the…

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Added by Michael Russnow on March 6, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner

Got to start with the appropriate lead in a review about a show sometimes fun, but never great, had an acceptable host with occasional clever bits, didn’t have big surprises for most of the awards, including announced winner La La Land for Best Picture.

Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who…

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Added by Michael Russnow on February 27, 2017 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump

In light of the wild, weird press…

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Added by Michael Russnow on February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Despite Strong Criticism Of Trump By GOP Senators, They Mostly Fall In Line

When Ronald Reagan was elected president I literally became ill. It was unexpected as was his victory tally, but as difficult as it was to digest I accepted he was chosen by the preponderance of the American people.

Not so with Donald Trump, who under a flawed and archaic system achieved high office, but it wasn’t because more Americans were drawn to his bigoted, outrageous utterances.…

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Added by Michael Russnow on February 14, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Trump Performance as President Might Be Best Solution to Change Presidential Election System

The inauguration and conduct of vote-challenged President Donald Trump might provide impetus to keep momentum going to change the way we elect presidents, especially since the candidate with fewer votes has now achieved the office five times, twice in sixteen years.

Nonetheless, with the outpouring of people, not only in America but in over fifty countries, protesting his ascension, I’m…

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Added by Michael Russnow on January 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Memo To The Media: Maybe It’s Time For A “Spartacus” Moment

In light of Donald Trump’s behavior at his first press conference in six months, refusing to call on CNN reporter Jim Acosta, citing his distaste for the cable news network, I have to wonder why Acosta’s colleagues didn’t stand up for him?



The First Amendment gives the media the right to report the truth, giving journalists great power to provide a…

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Added by Michael Russnow on January 17, 2017 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Electoral College Proponents Oppose Change Because Founders Created It

One week from Donald Trump’s inauguration and bolstered by his paranoid assertions directed at America’s intelligence community during yesterday’s long-awaited press conference ― where he accused them of Nazi Germany tactics and refused to answer CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s question ― there…

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Added by Michael Russnow on January 12, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Media Often Forget Hillary Clinton’s 3 Million Vote Victory: Acceptance of Trump Presidency Shouldn’t Halt Debate Over Future Elections

I am oft amazed and confused why many media honchos, especially on cable news, perhaps in an attempt to show journalistic neutrality, remind those attacking Donald Trump’s appointments and their proposed policies, that voters preferred the changes and approaches he proposed.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, whom I mostly like, is guilty of this and, while he is quick to correct a mistaken Trump…

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Added by Michael Russnow on December 22, 2016 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

Clinton Chosen by 2.8 Million More Americans: Political Leaders Must Press Popular Vote Presidency, Not Give Up Like After 2000

We’ve had a month to digest the shocking results of 2016’s presidential race, and, in spite of Election Night “unifying” remarks by Donald Trump saying “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” the past month proves the old maxim “actions speak louder than words.”

Trump taunted Hillary on his so-called “Thank You” tour and appointed mostly right-wingers of his newfound party, who’ve…

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Added by Michael Russnow on December 13, 2016 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments

Paul Ryan Said Trump Just Earned a Mandate: Sorry, He Lost Popular Vote By 1.4 MILLION (and counting), Time To Abolish Electoral College

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump just earned a mandate, which seems to indicate a landslide victory, something Trump most certainly didn’t accomplish. A landslide occurs when you overwhelm your opponent with votes, and even with his Electoral College success, which…

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Added by Michael Russnow on November 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Media Fans Flames About Comey Letter: FBI Director Should Resign, and so Should Huma Abedin

FBI Director James Comey's incredibly reckless and irresponsible letter to several Republican Congressional Chairmen (copied to Democratic Ranking Members) only eleven days before the presidential election, disclosing further investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails after essentially exonerating her in July, has dominated news broadcasts.

Director Comey's missive made reference to emails possibly connected to the Clinton brouhaha, found in an unrelated case, emphasizing it wasn't…

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Added by Michael Russnow on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

We Should Challenge Clueless "Politically Correct" Scolders of Art: Why I Left Aspirational Movie Making Group

I used to be in a collective of artists whose mantra is to make movies.  I spent four years among them to gain experience as an actor, having spent many years as a network TV writer.  The reasons I left encompass numerous factors, chiefly a growing disrespect for a slew of viewpoints expressed…

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Added by Michael Russnow on October 26, 2016 at 11:56am — 5 Comments

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Deserves the Oscar: It's About Time, Don't You Think?

Originally on The Huffington Post, February 17, 2014

As Oscar voters continue to mark their ballots until this Wednesday, I wonder what goes into their thinking? Do they vote specifically for what they believe is the best achievement of last year, a surprising performance and accomplishment or is it a…

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Added by Michael Russnow on February 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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